there are pix of homemade sewing machine tables online.
these have had a hole cut out of the table in the appropriate position that
the machine fits into.
below they've used L brackets to hold a shelf for the machine to sit on.
you then get an acrylic type see thru piece to fit the whole thing so it is
flat with the tabletop.
if i find that pix i'll post it here.
you could add shelves/drawers/whatever you require under and on the side of
the table to suit your needs.
just takes a bit of planning, sketching, a few basic tools and materials.
i'm sure this could be done without too much expertise either.
sure should cost less than buying a new table made for the masses.
made to your own specs and less cost just takes some of your/dhs time to
work it up.
i'm sure between the two of you could do this.
worth thinking about anyhow.
you probably dont want to cut into your folks old kitchen table but you
might find one at op shops, second hand shops, side of the road, freecycle
in your area or friends that might have something sitting around doing
nothing and would be happy to give it up for a good cause.
"Anne Rogers" wrote...
I currently have my parents old kitchen table, which is pretty sturdy
and is a great size. Obviously, it has no storage, but I do have a
cutting table with storage and plenty of shelving and cupboards. My main
reason for wanting a table is to be able to set the sewing machine into
it, hopefully to make quilting a fraction easier. We'll need to move
house before any kind of frame set up is a possiblity.
> Well, yes, Taria, it is only money - but you can spend a whole lot of it
> and get a miserable piece of junk. I've seen many SM tables that sort
> of bowed down in the middle from the weight of a SM. Don't know what
> the addition of a 10 or 20 lb QI might contribute to the party.
> My SM tables are nothing fancy; only sturdy wooden drafting tables,
> but if a gator or two wants to waddle up and nap it will be just fine.
> I will not disturb them.
> Furthermore - I've seen some very costly SM tables that 'looked like'
> a good idea but seemed miserably inconvenient to me. Polly